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Volunteer at Ontario Nature

Help us protect Ontario's nature by getting involved

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Ontario Nature. If you would like to learn more about available volunteer opportunities, please check out our volunteer postings below. Throughout the year, we have changing volunteer needs. Many volunteer opportunities are in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and Thunder Bay.

New volunteer opportunities are constantly being posted. If there isn’t anything here the fits your interests today, you can send an email to to be added to our volunteer list. You will be emailed once a new opportunity is posted.

You can also become an Advocate for Nature and help protect Ontario's wildlife, wilderness, and woodlands. As an Advocate for Nature, you will receive important conservation action alerts when your help is urgently needed. Each alert will include an issue summary and a recommended action. Click here to become an Advocate for Nature.

You can call 416-444-8419 or email us to find out more.

Volunteer Postings

Atlas Area Coordinator

We would like to expand the reach of the atlas across Ontario and are looking for new volunteer Atlas Area Coordinators (AACs). Working with Ontario Nature staff and partners, the AAC’s role is to support data collection efforts within a designated area and assist with promoting the atlas. The boundaries of the regions within which each individual is assigned, as well as the specific duties and responsibilities, are flexible.

The responsibilities of an AAC include:

  • Establishing and maintaining local networks of volunteers to assist in the collection of reptile and amphibian occurrence data;
  • Promoting the atlas at local events and coordinating with local media and local partners when opportunities arise;
  • Leading workshops to provide hands-on training for volunteers;
  • Providing guidance and support to volunteers and partners by distributing resources and information provided by the atlas coordinator;
  • Focusing volunteer efforts in areas that are data deficient; and
  • Participating in social media updates (optional) about atlas events or field trips, e.g. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

To qualify for this position, you must:

  • Have a good knowledge of Ontario’s reptiles and amphibians;
  • Possess excellent interpersonal and communications skills;
  • Be able to work cooperatively with multiple volunteers and partner organizations; and
  • Be proficient with Microsoft Office and have regular access to a computer that is connected to the Internet.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please contact Emma Horrigan at:


Social Media Ambassador

Ontario Nature is seeking a team of dedicated volunteer Social Media Ambassadors to spread the word about our conservation campaigns through various online channels. This is an ongoing part-time position.

The Task:
As a Social Media Ambassador, you will receive updates on our latest conservation campaigns. Working remotely, you will share content and promote Ontario Nature’s messaging across your personal social media accounts.

The Prerequisites:

  • Familiar with at least one of the following social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Access to your own social media accounts and a remote work station
  • Approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour a week of volunteer time (may vary based on schedule)
  • A general understanding of conservation issues in Ontario, and a love of nature and the outdoors

The Perks:

  • Gain experience volunteering for a charitable organization and receive credit for volunteer hours
  • Flexible volunteer hours: contribute time based on your schedule
  • Success pending, letter of recommendation from Ontario Nature

If you’re interested, sign up by filling out the form below:

Join our team of social media ambassadors!

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We will accept applications on an ongoing basis and thank all applicants for their interest. No unsolicited phone calls please.

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